There are two ways of tasting beers from Stone Brewing in Berlin – in the tap room in Oderberger Straße and at the Berliner Weisse Summit.
Stone will bring two interpretations of Berliner Weisse to the Festival, both were brewed in Berlin. An adequate presentation of Stone Brewing would go beyond the scope of a blog post. Here just a link to their wild beers: https://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-mission-warehouse-sour
Brewery’s own description:
Notorious P.O.G Berlin
This beer is the culmination of a journey begun on our Stone World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station 10bbl brewhouse in San Diego, and has been a favorite of our brewers and fans ever since. For those unfamiliar with Hawaiian juice lore, P.O.G. stands for Passion, Orange, Guava. This “Born Again” version of Notorious P.O.G. was a collaboration from Liberty Station’s head brewer Kris Ketchum and Berlin’s very own Thomas Tyrell. Kris and Thomas played with using traditional Berliner Weisse cultures that introduces a fresh and citrusy evolution to this deliciously fruity Berliner Weisse.
Hazy yellow, head okay, great and fresh, orange, passion fruit, delicious and fruity, great fruit tartness, precisely what appeals to me
Hazy yellow, white head. Mind-blowing fruity aroma. Tropical fruit salad. Sourish and fruity flavour up front. Orange peel, guava, melon. Yummy!
Pours opaque yellow-orange with a small white head. Passion fruit aroma. Great balanced flavor between the tartness and tropical passion fruit, orange, and guava fruit sweetness.
Brewery’s own description
WHITE GEIST BERLINER WEISSE
TRUE AUTHENTIC BERLINER WEISSE
Our citrusy and refreshing Berliner Weisse is a modern take on a true Berlin classic. Brewed using the same traditional lactic acid cultures as the Berlin brewers of the 1920’s, our Berliner Weisse is a bright and sparkling thirst-quencher. The beer embodies the liveliness of summer with the fruity tang of lemon and melon and the tartness of rhubarb and gooseberries. To ensure a properly Stone Berliner Weisse, we upped the ABV to a healthy 4.7% and hopped the beer with new German varieties, Huell Melon and Callista. Tastingnotes: Sparkling and refreshing with the subtle fruity tang of lemon and melon and the tartness of Rhubarb and Gooseberries.
Very tasty, easy drinking and importantly well balanced. Noticeable sour character. Seems like it’d be perfect for the porch on a warm summer night.
Great beer. Tart, refreshing. I’ve had quite a few of these the past few weeks. Part of the normal rotation for sure at this point. Better than most $20 bombers for only $12.99 a 6 pack. If you like Sours and Berliner beers get this while you can.
Pours a clouded pale yellow, thick (excessive) head formation. Aroma is initially malty, woody, followed by a fresh floral bouquet, apple and pear fruitiness and a very light cheese. Soft, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, easy drinking palate. Tart and light up front with a kind of diluted pineapple and pear soda. Light cheesiness in the finish along with a tart lemon citrus. Like an unsweetened Italian soda, with that lacto-cheesiness adding a touch of complexity but not dominating.